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Kool & the Gang

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Sweetwater Performance Pavilion

5501 US Hwy 30 W

Fort Wayne, IN 46818

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Music industry legends Kool & the Gang are bringing their Grammy-winning hits and fierce funk flavor to the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion!

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Wherever parties are happening, that’s where you’ll hear the music of music industry legends Kool & the Gang. This multifaceted R&B group has earned global fame and a following that spans generations thanks to countless platinum-selling smash hits from the ’70s, such as “Celebrate” and “Jungle Boogie,” that are still being played and sampled to this day. These Grammy-winning masters will go down in the annals of funk fame — and if the band’s fifty-year lifespan is any indication, fans will be getting down on the Gang’s fierce and soulful sound for decades to come.

Kool & the Gang has influenced the music of three generations, having officially launched in 1969 after performing for five years under various band titles. 51 years and going strong, the band has become true recording industry legends. Thanks to iconic songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and “Open Sesame,” they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

Today, the group enjoys global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations due in part to the group’s widely sampled catalogue. Kool & the Gang’s drum beats, bass, guitar, and signature horn lines lace the tracks of numerous artists, including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy.

In 2014, Kool & the Gang was honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2015, they were honored to take their place as American musical icons with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2016, they released a single, "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours),” which rose to No. 15 on the Billboard Adult R& B chart. The song signifies a modernization of Kool & the Gang’s unmistakable sound, down to the dance floor-tailored bass grooves and the perfectly timed horns. It was their first airplay chart hit in a decade. Kool & the Gang has released more new music since then, continuing to wow their audiences around the world, and was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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